Bengaluru, February 2: After beating England-India captain Virat Kohli said that he is learning captaincy tricks from past captain MS Dhoni, on Wednesday. Kohli says he is benefitting from the immense experience of Dhoni in taking decisions in the limited overs format.
The young captain said, I have captained in the Test format for a while, ODI and T20 games move very fast. So to take advice from a Dhoni who has captained the side at this level for so long and understands the game really well is never a bad idea in crucial situations.
Kohli disclosed that he wanted Hardik Pandya to bowl after star-performer Yuzvendra Chahal's quota was over but was advised by Dhoni and Ashish Nehra to hand the ball to Jasprit Bumrah, who scalped two wickets in three balls to finish the game.
Bringing on Bumrah right after that over from Chahal, I was thinking of giving Hardik Pandya another over instead. then Dhoni and Nehra suggested that let's not waiting till the 19th over and instead bring on the main bowlers. So these things really help when you are a new captain in the limited-overs format, he added.
But again, I am not new to captaincy, but there has to be a balance between understanding the skills needed to lead in shorter formats. MS has been helping a lot on that front, said Kohli.
Record six-wicket haul by Yuzvendra Chahal helped India clinch the 3 match T20 series from England 2-1. In the last and decisive match in Bengaluru, last night hosts defeated visitors by 75 runs. Defending the total of 203 in the decider match, the hosts bundled up England for 127 in just 16.3 overs. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the main architect of English destruction as he took 6 wickets for 25 runs.